It’s a comment that could signal there’s some real interest on the part of several teams to move up in the 2012 NFL Draft. Todd McShay, NFL Draft analyst for ESPN, said recently that he sees “”https://twitter.com/#!/MaryKayCabot/status/185768541323145217" target="new">no big difference" beween Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill, the two players largely considered to be the second and third best quarterbacks available in the draft class.
This will sound sacreligious for many people who will scoff at the notion that the two are even that close. Andrew Luck is considered to be the top player in the draft, but Griffin runs a close second and even that difference is debatable. The placement of Tannehill near that level is a new notion, since most analysts have been saying the drop-off after Griffin is significant in this year’s draft.
Mocking the Draft recently had a mock where the Chiefs traded up to the No. 3 spot to get Tannehill. The cost was two first round choices and a second, and that seems a ridiculous figure. However if Tannehill is really that good, then it’s not that bad. Finding someone other than McShay to substantiate this, however, might be more difficult than locating the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot for that matter.